Aged & Allied Health

Chocolate curbs fatigue in MS sufferers

08 March, 2019

A limited study has found that chocolate may provide a simple dietary solution to the fatigue that plagues nine out of 10 multiple sclerosis sufferers.

Govt trial to help elderly navigate aged care

06 March, 2019

Three new trial programs have been launched, offering face-to-face help to the elderly and their families across Australia and in selected rural areas.

Managing food safety in aged-care facilities

04 March, 2019 by Andrew Thomson*

A food management safety system is an investment, rather than a cost, and is essential to aged-care facilities to help avoid food poisoning incidents.

In Conversation… with Dr Anthony Rengel

21 February, 2019 by Elyssa Crooks*

Dr Rengel spends his time flying to remote communities in WA, providing medical assistance. He shares how he combines his love of rural medicine with flying.

Treating insomnia improves back pain

20 February, 2019

A new study has found that treatment for insomnia can help to reduce back pain, further enforcing the complex link between sleep and pain.

The burnout problem in health care today

18 February, 2019 by Dr Jocelyn Lowinger*

Burnout is increasingly an issue for healthcare professionals. Evidence-based coaching is one approach that can help turn this around.

Innovative falls program helps Parkinson's sufferers

14 February, 2019

Using a safety harness, participants walk along a booby-trapped walkway, helping to train the brain to respond quickly to fall hazards.

Exercise protects against Alzheimer's

12 February, 2019

A new study has found evidence that exercise produces a hormone that helps protect against Alzheimer's disease.

Bedsore practice could constitute abuse: study

11 February, 2019

The practice of 2-hourly repositioning of residents in aged-care facilities to prevent bedsores is ineffective and could be an unintentional form of abuse.

Blood test predicts Alzheimer's 16 years ahead

24 January, 2019

For those who've inherited Alzheimer's disease genes, a simple blood test will identify if they have the disease — 16 years before symptoms show.

Get your (globally recognised) game face on

23 January, 2019

A new study has found that, despite humans having hundreds of facial expressions, only 35 are universally recognised.

Give infants peanuts to help avoid allergies

22 January, 2019

Australia has among the highest food allergy rates in the world. To reduce allergy risk, experts recommend giving infants peanuts and eggs before they turn one.

The five biggest myths about earwax

16 January, 2019 by Lisa Hellwege*

We debunk the five misconceptions about earwax and ear cleaning.

Creating a sustainable foodservice

18 December, 2018

Reduce the environmental footprint of your institutional foodservice with these sustainable ideas.

Bridging two worlds

17 December, 2018 by Di Martin*

HESTA Nurse of the Year Gail Yarran speaks about closing the gap, her faith, and resilience in the face of personal and institutional racism.

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